Term 1 in The Long Boat 



The Long Boat is a class made up of Year 5 and 6’s. We currently have 19 students in our big space. This allows us to cooperate and collaborate easily across the class.

We have a BYOD system for our Year 4 to 8. They can bring their own iPads or Chromebooks to support our learning programmes. The school also has some Chromebooks and iPads in each of these classrooms.

Our major focus this year is Science. We are exploring and using the Science Capabilities as the driver of our Science Inquiry focus for 2017.

We look forward to sharing our learning throughout the year.



HMS Canterbury

Last week all of Roseneath School got the amazing opportunity to go onboard the HMNZS Canterbury to watch the pantomime ‘Commander Claire and the Pirates Pirates of Provence’. This was to coincide with the celebrations for the Navy’s 75th Anniversary this year. A rare opportunity for us all!

Year 5 and 6 Car Wash at Z Petrol Station

On Saturday 29th October the Year 5 and 6’s held their annual fundraiser for camp. We washed about 60 cars on Saturday with the help of parents and students. We all pitched in and had a fantastic time, even though the rain got us a few times! We made close to $700.00 dollars for our days work which will make a real difference to the cost of our school camp. We would also like to thank Z in Constable street for their generous support.

St John – Emergency Responder Programme

In week one TLB were very fortunate to participate in the St John Emergency Responder programme. We focused on DRSABCD: Dangers Response Send for help Airway Breathing Commence CPR Defibrillation All students then learnt how to do adult CPR. We used the tune of ‘row, row, row your boat’ to keep time as we administer CPR.    

Water Cycle

This week in TLB we have been learning how to desalinate salt water so that we can drink it. The students have being experimenting how this process might work.  They realised they could use the knowledge that they had gained from the previous weeks water cycle process to help them to do this. Come in an have a look at our experiments. You may even be able to try the water!